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Physical Review Physics Education Research
written by Alexis Olsho, Trevor I. Smith, Philip Eaton, Charlotte Zimmerman, Andrew Boudreaux, and Suzanne White Brahmia
We developed the Physics Inventory of Quantitative Literacy (PIQL) to assess students' quantitative reasoning in introductory physics contexts. The PIQL includes several "multiple-choice-multiple-response" (MCMR) items (i.e., multiple-choice questions for which more than one response may be selected) as well as traditional single-response multiple-choice items. In this paper, we discuss differences in performance on MCMR items that seems to result from differences in administration method (paper versus online). In particular, we find a tendency for "clickiness" in online administration: students choose more responses to MCMR items when taking the electronic version of the assessment. Student performance on single-response multiple-choice items was not affected by administration method. These results suggest that MCMR items may provide a unique opportunity to probe differences in online and on-paper administration of low-stakes assessments.
Physical Review Physics Education Research: Volume 19, Issue 1, Pages 013101
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10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.19.013101
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PIQL validity, multiple choice test validity, online multiple choice test
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Metadata instance created February 28, 2023 by Lyle Barbato
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A. Olsho, T. Smith, P. Eaton, C. Zimmerman, A. Boudreaux, and S. Brahmia, , Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 19 (1), 013101 (2023), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.19.013101).
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A. Olsho, T. Smith, P. Eaton, C. Zimmerman, A. Boudreaux, and S. Brahmia, Online test administration results in students selecting more responses to multiple-choice-multiple-response items, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 19 (1), 013101 (2023), <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.19.013101>.
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Olsho, A., Smith, T., Eaton, P., Zimmerman, C., Boudreaux, A., & Brahmia, S. (2023, February 2). Online test administration results in students selecting more responses to multiple-choice-multiple-response items. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 19(1), 013101. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.19.013101
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Olsho, A, T. Smith, P. Eaton, C. Zimmerman, A. Boudreaux, and S. Brahmia. "Online test administration results in students selecting more responses to multiple-choice-multiple-response items." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 19, no. 1, (February 2, 2023): 013101, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.19.013101 (accessed 21 May 2024).
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Olsho, Alexis, Trevor I. Smith, Philip Eaton, Charlotte Zimmerman, Andrew Boudreaux, and Suzanne White Brahmia. "Online test administration results in students selecting more responses to multiple-choice-multiple-response items." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 19.1 (2023): 013101. 21 May 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.19.013101>.
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